Hello, Malabrigo Mechita.

We’re happy to announce the arrival of a brand new yarn from Malabrigo: hello, Mechita.


Mechita is a single ply superwash merino in a fingering weight, with a generous 420 yards on each 100 gram skein.


This hand-dyed yarn comes in a wide range of colorways from semisolid to variegated, including many old favorites and some new shades, too.


Mechita seems made for next-to-skin accessories like shawls, scarves, and cowls. As I was photographing these colorful skeins, I paired up semisolid shades with variegates, thinking of the many popular two-color patterns that call for fingering weight yarns. “Daybreak,” “Spectra,” or “Clockwork” from Stephen West…


“Bolt,” “Different Lines,” or “Stripe Study” from Veera Välimäki…


“Whippoorwill” or “Catkin” from Carina Spencer…


Louise Zass-Bangham’s “Foolproof” cowl, Laura Ayler’s “Faberge,” or Robin Ulrich’s “Sothia”


In short, you can use Mechita in just about any pattern that calls for fingering weight yarn, and there are plenty out there. Our Pinterest page has a “Fingering Weight” board, collecting inspiring stitches in fingering weight yarns like Mechita; check there for even more ideas.


Come by the shop to meet Malabrigo’s newest yarn, and visit us before March 6th to see the Malabrigo Trunk Show. See you there!


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    • Good question, Dorothy. Judging from projects on Ravelry, many knitters happily use Malabrigo Mechita for socks. I haven’t used it that way myself, so I can’t speak to how well they wear over time, which would be my only hesitation. Single ply yarns like Mechita are slightly more fragile than plied yarns, so I’m more likely to reach for tightly-plied yarns when I make hard-wearing garments like socks.

      If anyone reading this has made socks with Mechita, please chime in and tell us how it worked for you!

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